(FeaturedNews.com) – Rep. Debbie Dingell (D-Mich.), who was in the Democratic National Committee (DNC) headquarters at the time of the recent protest outside the building, claimed that this recent experience had “rattled” her more than the attack on the Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, had.
In an interview with The Detroit News, she stated that she was scared that someone was going to end up getting hurt and that things would spiral out of control. According to the report, Dingell had attempted to use one of the multiple doors of the building to exit it, however, all of these doors had been blocked by protestors.
As she revealed to the outlet, an officer had also blocked her from exiting and pointed to a different officer who had gotten outside and ended up needing medical attention after being pepper sprayed.
The U.S. Capitol Police stated that they had been trying to hold back the 150 protestors who had gathered outside the building on Wednesday night. The protestors were calling for a cease-fire in the Israel-Hamas war.
In a recent online post, the Capitol Police stated that as a result of the protest six officers were injured. Organizers of the protest on the other hand stated that 90 of the protestors had ended up injured following the conflict that broke out with the police.
According to reports, there were around 10 Congress members trapped in the building for around an hour until the police managed to evacuate the demonstrators.
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